The Martian 19, Chinese Symbols and Meanings In Context

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  • 囗:號單尼是題⺆:用八:並對荒十:拓者在丨:非一:確瓦到功丿:簡然生特仍傳使丶:成息的定送訊話𠄌:收 Neil Keleher. Chinese Symbols and Meanings, Chinsym.com.

    In this graphic the Chinese Symbols from this page are grouped using the Easy Lookup Index System

    They receive a message sent by Watney via the Pathfinder probe and confirm that Watney is still living and then carry out a simple Yes/No conversation.

    Chinese Symbol Words (Traditional)
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    One way to learn and remember Chinese Symbols and their meanings is to see them in context. And to make learning a bit more interesting I thought it would be kind of cool to see Chinese symbols in the context of popular movie plot descriptions.

    The original Chinese text is taken from the Chinese Wikipedia site for the movie "The Martian".

    Above you can see the full English translation plus the text in Traditional Chinese with links to meanings below. You can also see the individual Chinese symbols, out of context but sorted using the Easy Lookup Indexing system. You can click on these to see the meanings of these individual Chinese symbols plus their pronounciation (in pinyin) and their cangjie input codes.

    Below you can see the same text using Traditional and Simplified symbols and then below these the Chinese words and their meanings listed in the order they appear in the phrase above, so that you can "read" the definitions in context.

    The symbols in each word are linked to their corresponding entry in the online Easy Lookup Chinese Symbol Dictionary. Note that the online version contains 1600 entries while the pdf version over 6000.

    Traditional

    並 成功 收到 瓦特尼 用 拓荒者號 傳送的 訊息 確定 瓦特尼 仍然 在生 並 使用 簡單的 是非題 對話

    Simplified

    并 成功 收到 瓦特尼 用 拓荒者号 传送的 讯息 确定 瓦特尼 仍然 在生 并 使用 简单的 是非题 对话

    Word Definitions
    With Pinyin Pronounciation

    And so
    bingˋ
    T
    S
    succesfully
    chengˊgong¯
    成功 T
    receive
    shou¯daoˋ
    收到 T
    Watney's
    waˇteˋniˊ
    瓦特尼 T
    via
    yongˋ
    T
    Pathfinder probe
    taˋhuang¯zheˇhaoˋ
    拓荒者號 T
    拓荒者号 S
    transmitted
    chuanˊsongˋde˙
    傳送的 T
    传送的 S
    message
    xunˋxiˊ
    訊息 T
    讯息 S
    confirming that
    queˋdingˋ
    確定 T
    确定 S
    Watney
    waˇteˋniˊ
    瓦特尼 T
    is still
    rengˊranˊ
    仍然 T
    alive
    zaiˋsheng¯
    在生 T
    and
    bingˋ
    T
    S
    using
    使shiˇyongˋ
    使用 T
    simple
    jianˇdan¯de˙
    簡單的 T
    简单的 S
    yes/no questions
    shiˋfei¯tiˊ
    是非題 T
    是非题 S
    engaged in dialogue
    duiˋhuaˋ
    對話 T
    对话 S

    Chinese Symbol Words (Simplified)
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